3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2016 2:26 AM by Laubender

    Why ImageCatalog.jsx ignores some folders?

    hello-there Level 1

      There is a very good tutorial for placing many images to document from a folder. http://indesignsecrets.com/the-ultimate-contact-sheet.php

      But for some folders ImageCatalog.jsx just doen't work at all. Has anyone an idea?

      My goal is pragmatical. I'd like to place images automatically. If there is a better way then this script I'm very curios

        • 1. Re: Why ImageCatalog.jsx ignores some folders?
          Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi,

          what is your exact InDesign version and OS version?

           

          Can you give the full name of a folder path that is not working with the script?
          Is that particular folder on your harddrive or is it a server volume?

          Do you have access rights to that folder?

           

          And most important:
          Is there an error message if you run the script?
          Or does it simply do nothing?

           

          Note: All the sample scripts are written long ago and are not updated for some years.

          From ImageCatalog.jsx delivered with InDesign CC 2015.3:

          @@@BUILDINFO@@@ "ImageCatalog.jsx" 3.0.0 15 December 2009

           

          Regards,

          Uwe

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          • 2. Re: Why ImageCatalog.jsx ignores some folders?
            hello-there Level 1

            Thank you, Uwe.

            There is no message. It just doesn't do anything. It's the current version of InDesign CC on MBP9,2 with El Capitan. First it didn't work with an external USB stick. Then I tried it with a folder on the internal HDD. It worked. In a sub folder of that one it didn't again.

            I don't have the path with me right nownow..  What is the point about it?

            • 3. Re: Why ImageCatalog.jsx ignores some folders?
              Laubender Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              hello-there wrote:

              … I don't have the path with me right nownow.. What is the point about it?

              Perhaps the naming. Special characters used perhaps.

               

              Could also be, that your type of images is not recognized in your folder.
              Open the script in the ESTK (ExtendScript Toolkit App) and have a look at the suffixes that are supported.

               

              Uwe